Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading:

Parshas Vayikra

Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person "goes up" to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading.


1st & 2nd & 3rd Aliyot: The instructions for offering a "Oleh" - burnt offering (fully consumed on the Alter) is detailed. This offering could be brought from a bull, or male sheep or goat. The less expensive "Oleh", using a Turtle Dove or common dove, is described. The Mincha, an offering made from baked, fried, or deep fried matzoh type crackers is detailed.

4th Aliya: The Korban Shlomim - the peace offering, brought from male or female cattle, sheep, and goats is described.

5th Aliya: This aliya describes this Korban Chatas - the sin offering. Three unique sin offerings are described:

1. When the High Priest sinned
2. If the King sinned
3. If the entire nation sinned because of a wrong ruling by the Sanhedrin - High Court. Note: A Korban Chatas could only be offered if the sin was unintentional.

6th & 7th Aliyot: The Korban Chatas of a commoner is detailed, as well as the specifics of the Korban Asham - the guilt offering. This Korban was offered in instances where intentional wrong doing was implicated; such as not fulfilling an assumed oath, or doing something questionable without first ascertaining the law. Additionally, a type of Asham was offered in instances of dishonesty and swearing falsely.


Parsha Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler

 






ARTICLES ON LECH LECHA:

View Complete List

Avraham Initiated The 2000 Years of Torah
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5766

A "Sneak Preview" of History
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5761

Saved in Yaakov's Merit
Shlomo Katz - 5761

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Rabbi Frand on Parshas Lech Lecha
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5770

Spiritual Yichus
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5764

Spiritual Lamarckism
Rabbi Dovid Begoun - 5766

> The Treaty
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5773

Reaching for Perfection
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5761

The Deeds of the Patriachs
Shlomo Katz - 5772

ArtScroll

Lotís and Lots of Opportunities
Rabbi Label Lam - 5774

I 'Na' Know...
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5761

Mission Impassable
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

And Swing with All Your Might
Rabbi Label Lam - 5760

Freedom of Man
Shlomo Katz - 5760

He Thinks Highly of You
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5775

Home Sweet Home
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5773



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information